It has arrived a bit under the radar, after a quick move (it had been there since January 13) on AMC+, and it is strange considering that it is one of the most praised fantasy series of the past year. Is about ‘Interview with the Vampire‘, which lands on Prime Video with a weekly cadence: its first three episodes are currently available, to which the rest of its wonderful first season will be added.
Few introductions need one of the most famous modern vampire tales. It is for Anne Rice’s best-selling novel, but above all for Neil Jordan’s excellent 1994 film in which young Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Kirsten Dunst gave life to a dysfunctional family of vampires trying to deal with passions and contradictions of eternal life and the condemnation of being predators and having to live among their victims.
This new version is extremely faithful to the novel, but primarily updates two aspects of the characters. One of them is the races of the protagonists, something that the usual conservative complainers will attribute to the politically correct agenda, but that makes all the sense in the world considering that the action takes place in New Orleans (that is, that the film original was whiter than logically dictated). The other, that the film is openly queer in the depiction of the relationship between the two main vampireswhich also definitely brings it closer to the literary original.
And all seasoned with an aesthetic that does not limit gore or high-voltage orgiastic eroticism. The longer duration of the series allows it to be entertained in the daily life of vampires and their constant laments about the divine and the human, which also brings it closer to the original novel, which largely consisted of soliloquies of beings. as tortured as eternal. A superb adaptation that we can now savor in small sips, like creatures of the night.
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